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How do I complete a W-8BEN?

The first time you make a US trade online, you'll be prompted to complete a W-8BEN form. Your W-8BEN needs to be renewed every three years, and we'll always let you know when it's time. If you're a non-US citizen you can submit or update your W-8BEN online:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Select the 'Account settings' tab
  3. Select 'Share dealing and live prices' and follow the on-screen instructions

If you are not a UK resident and/or the form is for an account that is not held by you individually, you will need to download a W-8BEN form from our website. Simply complete it in line with the step-by-step guide attached to the form, or, if you already have an account with us you may be able to download a partly completed form by logging in.

Once complete, sign and return your W-8BEN by post for free to Freepost HARGREAVES LANSDOWN.

Please note, we need to receive the signed original.

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